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Book. June 6.

2020- (In process).


  • Book



Santa Inés Ahuatempan.

Puebla, Mexico.




It is a printed book that through the compilation of documents, drawings, images, and testimonies, tries to reflect the historical processes close to the events of June 6, 1932, always against the macro history and official sources.


Santa Inés Ahuatempan ( Puebla, Mexico) 1930. A group of Ngibas led by Pedro Montes, Urbano Montes, and Agustín Galindo held the first assemblies to form "a committee" that would represent the interests of their neighborhoods: San Antonio Tierra Negra and Tierra Colorada.  In 1932, Pedro Montes decided to form an orchestra of musicians, on a property located in the now street 6 of June, this property would house the committee: a house of limestone roofed in palm as traditional buildings ngibas. In addition to being used as a meeting point, rehearsal, and school for musicians, this committee would serve as a site for political meetings and meetings to offer peaceful or armed resistance to local authorities: each rehearsal of the orchestra would serve to reach agreements in secret, thus, the sound of the instruments and the melody would hide the conversations of the members.


The violent response by the municipal government in turn led by Pedro Ortega, and "his people": Bartolo Luna, Cleto Rodríguez, Andrés Morán, Miguel Morán, and Felicito Morán, did not wait. A group of soldiers from San Juan (?) were brought to Ahuatempan with explicit instructions to kill "the people of the committee"; so they did. On the morning of June 6 at 5 in the morning, a battalion of the Mexican army showed up in the Barrio de San Antonio to fulfill the order: while some of the committee members were inside, a fire caused by the uniform consumed the palm roof and spread inside. Some died inside, and the few who managed to get out, were met with the bullets of the military; in total 7 ngibas were killed-, and a dozen more (who called to help) were beaten and imprisoned.




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